10 weird musicalsby f. baez | created - 05 Jan 2013 | updated - 05 Jan 2013 | Public
Music, yes. Musicals, perhaps? Different films, certainly.
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1. The Magic Flute (1975 TV Movie)
G | 135 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music
The Queen of the Night offers her daughter Pamina to Tamino, but he has to bring her back from her father and priest Sarastro. She gives a magic flute to Tamino and magic bells to the bird ... See full summary »
Opera at the movies? Yes, and without betraying the essence of either.
2. Yellow Submarine (1968)
G | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.
Sink in a pop world and fight the Blue meanies!
3. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
R | 95 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
Votes: 65,133 | Gross: $22.24M
Not a series of videoclips. Instead, a puzzle, an study on madness, a film without concessions. And great music.
4. Hellzapoppin' (1941)
Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Musical
Olsen and Johnson, a pair of stage comedians, try to turn their play into a movie and bring together a young couple in love, while breaking the fourth wall every step of the way.
Not a musical, but a comedy about the making of a musical film. And the best dancing scenes ever.
5. Help! (1965)
Approved | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
Ringo finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult and the band must try to protect him from it.
6. Der Tod der Maria Malibran (1972)
104 min | Musical, Drama, Comedy
This is about the life and myths about famous opera singer Maria Malibran (1808-1836). She died on the stage.
Not a film about Maria Malibran, but a study about the vulnerability of beauty. Oniric and hypnotic.
7. Dancer in the Dark (2000)
R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.
Votes: 86,205 | Gross: $4.18M
A tragical musical... isn't that an oxymoron?
8. Tommy (1975)
PG | 111 min | Drama, Musical
A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and, subsequently, the object of a religious cult.
Votes: 16,567 | Gross: $34.25M
A classic rock opera with a delirious director.
9. Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985)
Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Musical
Some Argentinians, exiled in Paris, decide to put on a tango-ballet, dedicated to Carlos Gardel, a legendary Argentinian tango star.
A reflexion on exile, through a musical staged by Argentinian refugees in Paris.
10. Zachariah (1971)
GP | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Two gunfighters separate and experience surreal visions on their journey through the west.
A Buddhist Rock Western. You can't get much heavier than that. Not a good film, but certainly fun.